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Brain Sense

The Science of the Senses and How We Process the World Around Us
Brynie, Faith Hickman (Book - 2009)
Average Rating: 2.5 stars out of 5.
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Have you ever wondered why you remember color images and scenes so much better than those in black and white? Or do you ponder why that first cup of morning coffee tastes better than anything you'll have all day? The answer lies in the way our brains interpret and process the sights, smells, sounds, tastes, and touches that make up our lives. Brain Sense explores the latest research on brain function and the senses and offers fascinating new insights about what makes us tick. The book melds interviews with renowned scientists with stories of everyday experiences to illustrate how our brains process the world around us. Divided into parts, one for each sense, Brain Sense reveals: • why what you eat and drink is not necessarily what you taste • how we respond to pheromones • how the body reacts to touch • how music changes how the brain works • the real truth about the sixth sense • how the brain's electrical responses affect hearing Both enlightening and engaging, this book will help us more fully understand the elusive mysteries of the human brain.
Authors: Brynie, Faith Hickman, 1946-
Title: Brain sense
the science of the senses and how we process the world around us
Publisher: New York : American Management Association, c2009
Characteristics: xiv, 274 p. :,ill. ;,24 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Faith Hickman Brynie
Contents: Life without touch
In from the cold
On which side is your bread buttered?
Pain and the placebo effect
Nematodes, haptics, and brain-machine interfaces
It's Valentine's day
sniff!
Do odors dance in your nose?
Life without scent
The sweaty scent of sex
Express train to happiness
The bitter truth
Coconut crazy
Cooking up some brain chemistry
How to knit a baby taste bud
Expecting what you taste and tasting what you expect
The big picture
Color and memory
Sizing things up
On the move
Vision and the video game
Hearing, left and right
Listening and language
My ears are ringing
Music and the plastic brain
Cochlear implant : one man's journey
Synesthesia : when senses overlap
If this looks like déjà vu, you ain't seen nuthin' yet
Feeling a phantom
Probabilities and the paranormal
Time
ISBN: 0814413242
9780814413241
Branch Call Number: 152.1 B9165b 2009
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Headings: Senses and sensation
Topical Term: Senses and sensation
LCCN: 2009017998
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Sep 13, 2010
  • 22950009541673 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

The book claims the old theories are wrong, but all it is doing is replacing them with new theories on how the brain works. I will wait until they are actual facts.

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